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Thomas Winterberger

Thomas Winterberger
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 7th Trek

Thomas Winterberger

This year I will be participating in my 7th ALS TDI Tri-State Trek.  While 2020 was a virtual event, the Trek is back in 2021 with a 100-mile live ride on June 26th.  Whether 270 miles over a weekend, a virtual My State Trek, or a 100-mile one-day Trek, the reasons for participating have not … to honor the memory of my friend Robin and to raise awareness for ALS. While a 1-day, 100-mile ride is a challenge, it still seems insignificant compared to the challenges of living with ALS.  This year I’m pledging to ride 1000 miles as my Trek challenge.  There will be short rides and there will be long rides.  Hopefully the last miles will be surrounded by the Trek family on June 26th.  How about joining me for a ride? The needs of ALS TDI are greater than ever to allow them to continue the critical research for finding effective treatments for ALS and to put an end to this horrible disease. Please make a donation.  No amount is too small!  Every $$ counts!

Thomas Winterberger
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 7th Trek

This year I will be participating in my 7th ALS TDI Tri-State Trek.  While 2020 was a virtual event, the Trek is back in 2021 with a 100-mile live ride on June 26th.  Whether 270 miles over a weekend, a virtual My State Trek, or a 100-mile one-day Trek, the reasons for participating have not … to honor the memory of my friend Robin and to raise awareness for ALS. While a 1-day, 100-mile ride is a challenge, it still seems insignificant compared to the challenges of living with ALS.  This year I’m pledging to ride 1000 miles as my Trek challenge.  There will be short rides and there will be long rides.  Hopefully the last miles will be surrounded by the Trek family on June 26th.  How about joining me for a ride? The needs of ALS TDI are greater than ever to allow them to continue the critical research for finding effective treatments for ALS and to put an end to this horrible disease. Please make a donation.  No amount is too small!  Every $$ counts!

Team Members

John Gillivan

John Gillivan
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 4th Trek

John Gillivan

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neuron Disease (MND), Lou Gehrig's Disease, and Charcot's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. This results in the wasting away of muscle, loss of movement and eventual paralysis. There are an estimated 30,000 people living with ALS in the United States at any given time. Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS. About 90% of all ALS cases are sporadic with no known history of the disease in a family. The remaining 10% of cases are known as familial ALS. During the month of June 2021 I plan to ride 100 miles In-Person at the Tri-State Trek event to be held Saturday, June 26th, 2021 in Watertown, MA.  I will ride the remaining 170 miles prior to this special event with family & friends.   I will be riding in honor of two co-workers, Robin Ashley & Frank Garwatoski that passed away from this terrible disease back in 2011 and more recently in March 2021.  Any amount of support will go a long way towards my fundraising goal of $2000.  ALS Therapy Deveopement Institute (TDI) is the world's foremost drug discovery lab focused solely on ALS. With preclinical, clinical and translational research all happening under one roof, ALS TDI hopes to rapidly pursue the best ideas for slowing, stopping and ending ALS.

John Gillivan
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 4th Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neuron Disease (MND), Lou Gehrig's Disease, and Charcot's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. This results in the wasting away of muscle, loss of movement and eventual paralysis. There are an estimated 30,000 people living with ALS in the United States at any given time. Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS. About 90% of all ALS cases are sporadic with no known history of the disease in a family. The remaining 10% of cases are known as familial ALS. During the month of June 2021 I plan to ride 100 miles In-Person at the Tri-State Trek event to be held Saturday, June 26th, 2021 in Watertown, MA.  I will ride the remaining 170 miles prior to this special event with family & friends.   I will be riding in honor of two co-workers, Robin Ashley & Frank Garwatoski that passed away from this terrible disease back in 2011 and more recently in March 2021.  Any amount of support will go a long way towards my fundraising goal of $2000.  ALS Therapy Deveopement Institute (TDI) is the world's foremost drug discovery lab focused solely on ALS. With preclinical, clinical and translational research all happening under one roof, ALS TDI hopes to rapidly pursue the best ideas for slowing, stopping and ending ALS.

Mark Novak

Mark Novak
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 7th Trek

Mark Novak

This June I will be participating in a  270 mile charity bicycle ride called the Tri-State Trek.  This incredible event is designed to raise money to end ALS.  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disorder that paralyzes the body but leaves the mind intact.  Patients, on average, live between two to five years.  As there is no cure; an ALS diagnosis is devastating. We ride to change that; and we proudly support the efforts of the world’s leading ALS research facility, the ALS Therapy Development Institute.  Operating the world's largest ALS research center in a state-of-the-art laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, ALS TDI is driven by a single, profoundly important goal - to discover viable treatments for ALS as quickly as possible. We started as a team 5 years ago riding in memory of our friend, Robin Ashley.  Robin was diagnosed with ALS in 2008 and passed away in 2011 at the age of 54.  Anyone who had the privilege to know Robin remembers his positive outlook, a smiling face, and someone who could become an instant friend.  As our understanding of the breadth of this terrible disease has expanded, we have realize that almost everyone we talk to has some connection to a friend or family member who is suffering from, or has died from,  ALS.  This must stop.  With your help – it will. Each rider on Team Steam Roll ALS has committed to this great cause. The course is difficult and will require long hours of training, but the strength we’ll need is nothing compared to the strength and determination those suffering from ALS show throughout their battle.  It will be demanding but ALS demands our attention and we will do all we can to help. Please donate and help us reach our goal.  Riding is the hard part, donating is easy. .

Mark Novak
  • In-Person Cyclist
  • 7th Trek

This June I will be participating in a  270 mile charity bicycle ride called the Tri-State Trek.  This incredible event is designed to raise money to end ALS.  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disorder that paralyzes the body but leaves the mind intact.  Patients, on average, live between two to five years.  As there is no cure; an ALS diagnosis is devastating. We ride to change that; and we proudly support the efforts of the world’s leading ALS research facility, the ALS Therapy Development Institute.  Operating the world's largest ALS research center in a state-of-the-art laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, ALS TDI is driven by a single, profoundly important goal - to discover viable treatments for ALS as quickly as possible. We started as a team 5 years ago riding in memory of our friend, Robin Ashley.  Robin was diagnosed with ALS in 2008 and passed away in 2011 at the age of 54.  Anyone who had the privilege to know Robin remembers his positive outlook, a smiling face, and someone who could become an instant friend.  As our understanding of the breadth of this terrible disease has expanded, we have realize that almost everyone we talk to has some connection to a friend or family member who is suffering from, or has died from,  ALS.  This must stop.  With your help – it will. Each rider on Team Steam Roll ALS has committed to this great cause. The course is difficult and will require long hours of training, but the strength we’ll need is nothing compared to the strength and determination those suffering from ALS show throughout their battle.  It will be demanding but ALS demands our attention and we will do all we can to help. Please donate and help us reach our goal.  Riding is the hard part, donating is easy. .

Lynn Winterberger

Crew for the Cause
Lynn Winterberger
  • 1 Day Crew
  • 6th Trek

Lynn Winterberger

Crew for the Cause

This June is my 6th Trek and my 5th time serving as crew for the Steam Rollers as they participate in their 7th Tri-State Trek.  The entire event is so incredible!!  Not just all the fundraising and physical effort but being a part of the Trek family.  It's indescribable, which seems impossible for somebody who talks as much as I do.  To be there, and to support not just my team but all the teams, is both physically and emotionally draining but completely worth the effort.  Last year was my first year on pit stop crew and I choose the first one which means I'm already on my way to set up when the team is just thinking about getting up.  So, if 100 miles on a bike isn't reason enough to donate to END ALS, how about the 4:30 AM wake-up to crew for a great cause.  Thanks for all the past, current and future support!!!

Lynn Winterberger
  • 1 Day Crew
  • 6th Trek

This June is my 6th Trek and my 5th time serving as crew for the Steam Rollers as they participate in their 7th Tri-State Trek.  The entire event is so incredible!!  Not just all the fundraising and physical effort but being a part of the Trek family.  It's indescribable, which seems impossible for somebody who talks as much as I do.  To be there, and to support not just my team but all the teams, is both physically and emotionally draining but completely worth the effort.  Last year was my first year on pit stop crew and I choose the first one which means I'm already on my way to set up when the team is just thinking about getting up.  So, if 100 miles on a bike isn't reason enough to donate to END ALS, how about the 4:30 AM wake-up to crew for a great cause.  Thanks for all the past, current and future support!!!